2390 West Congress Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70603

University Medical Center (formerly Lafayette Charity Hospital) is a 190 bed hospital affiliated with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Full time faculty of the School of Medicine based in Lafayette, staff the hospital which provides training opportunities in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, and Pediatrics. Mixed medicine (Transitional without Pediatrics) and Categorical Internships, and Residencies in Family Practice and Internal Medicine, approved by the American Medical Association, are based at the University Medical Center. In addition, Junior and Senior students from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans are assigned to University Medical Center, attesting to the valuable training experience available at this facility. The Hospital is operated by the State of Louisiana and serves the medically indigent population from Acadiana, as well as providing a consultant resource for the community. The present facility was opened in 1982.

An excellent medical library is provided for the Faculty, House Staff and Students at all times. Immediate access to the resource libraries of LSU and Tulane Medical Schools in New Orleans, as well as the National Library of Medicine through the Medline Computer Access System, is available.